Friday, February 17, 2012

This Is One Gorgeous Home

Sit back, relax and enjoy!  I'm going to show you what happens when you combine a woman named Allison (who just happens to be my cousin) and a man named Don....pure house magic.
About 9 years ago they had a fairly traditional colonial built.  What they did with that colonial over the years was create a beautiful home.  They've actually just put the house on the market.  Some lucky family will get to enjoy this lovely house.

Allison has an amazing eye and Don could probably build the Taj Mahal.  Seriously, he is an incredible craftsman.

So enjoy the show and maybe you'll get a few ideas for your own home!

This is a gynormous kitchen island that Don built.

Wet bar also built by Don.  I love the tall bead board.

Another view of the island.  The paint color above the bead board is black!  It rocks.
Notice the arched ceiling  in the hall, another creation of Don's.

Notice the molding?  They lined them with lights.  Brilliant ambiance.

How gorgeous is this!?  Don built the doors and found authentic vintage hardware to hang them. 

Beautiful board and batten.  Allison painted the harlequin design.

Ok, this is so fun!  They made their upstair's hallway look like the outside of a house!  

Master bath.  Love the counter top.  

Bathroom they recently renovated.

    Daughter's room.  Great way to decorate a room.  Paint an accent wall.
 The headboard and attached drawers were made by Don.

Another accent wall.  Gorgeous.
 Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Thanks Don and Allison.
                                  I love comments!!!


  1. Allison Burke TrepaneyFebruary 18, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    WE ARE SO FLATTERED!!! I am speechless.....

    Thank you so much for doing that, Lisa...... It means a lot!

    1. My pleasure! It was so fun.
      See you soon.

  2. Wow! I LOVE it all! Allison and Don did a fantastic job. Don is a master craftsman for sure.

    1. He sure is a master craftsman. He doesn't know it yet (neither does Allison) but our next house will be a fixer upper and we plan to kidnap Don for about a year. We'll treat him well, feed him, allow him outside once in a while. When he has transformed our house, we will return him to Allison.
      Let's keep this little secret between us.
      Thanks Michele.

  3. Why are they moving?! :) That is incredible. I love all of it.

  4. How can they stand leaving it? Perhaps they would like to trade - ours is for sale too, and could be new place all his handi work! Tricia

  5. My wife and I are in love with this house. We are building a house and would love to find out who the builder/architect is. If their is any way you could help us we would appreciate it. We love the design and layout of it.

    1. Send me an email at so we can communicate that way.

    2. Thank you, email sent

  6. What a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing


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